Snapshot: Maum Studio takes a small size shopping mall space and turns it into a versatile interior playground for Playscape Kid's Cafe in Seoul, Korea.
Seoul, Korea’s Maum Studio designed a kids cafe equipped with a playground that’s been retrofitted and color-coded for energy and excitement! Team leaders Lee Dalwoo and Choi Munho have taken a limited space inside a Seoul shopping mall and fleshed out an impressive play area that unites graphic, interior, and furniture into a vivid and interactive whole.
Befitting a sports-oriented area, Playscape is meant to be boldly bravura. One of the central play structures is a slide, which is a huge blown-up tennis paddle. The paddle-slide demonstrates the tonal flare guiding Maum’s design, seeing as it draws the eye immediately with its bright red surface.
If this is enough to guide a grown-ups eye, just consider the delightful effect it has on a child. Even the green track circumnavigating the interior is much more than a running mat; it guides children freeway-like to the next big attraction throughout the interior . . .
. . . And big they are, befitting the designer’s choice to headline their plan with the title of “Sport’s Day.” A ball swimming pool lies along a path that also takes kids to a sandbox and the simple yet essential stacked cylinders, while a target practice area allows that much needed controlled catharsis for the toddlers urge to throw sh*t.
Seeing how the Playscape facilities are antibacterial certified, parents can rest easy over a cup of coffee at the cafe while watching the little guys take part in fun--and clean--exercise, and so, kudos goes to Maum for satisfying parents as much as they do children.
Photography courtesy of Playscape Cafe